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Russian Banks Look to Build Islamic Finance Knowledge in Face of Sanctions
SYDNEY/MOSCOW — Russian banks are developing their expertise in Islamic finance...
11 Nov 2015
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The EPO and India enhance co-operation on patents
The EPO and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral co-operation establishing a framework for structured work relations between the EPO and the Intellectual Property Office of India (IPO India)
7 November 2014
Recent Product Launch: Legal Education & Training
There are three core streams by which World Business Legal Consulting Alliance (WBLCA) can provide professional services with respect to education and training.
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The Chief Legal Officers 2016 Survey from the WBLCA has found that while most in-house departments are expanding, CLOs in the oil and gas sector have been making dramatic cuts.
While most CLOs are growing or maintaining their in-house workforce, lawyers in the oil and gas sector appear to be facing tougher times. According to the survey findings, 20 per cent of oil and gas CLOs have been forced to make significant cuts to their in-house team over the last 12 months, compared with just 4 per cent overall. Meanwhile, 37 per cent of CLOs reported adding in-house staff, with departments based in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America enjoying the strongest growth. Legal operations staff positions also appear to be on the rise, with nearly half of all survey respondents reporting legal operations staff in their department. This is up significantly from the WBLCA's 2015 survey results, when only two in 10 CLOs said that their department had such a position.
Regulation a key concern
The survey included 1,137 chief legal officers from companies in 41 different countries. The results confirm that issues around ethics, compliance and regulation remain top concerns for CLOs worldwide. While 70 per cent of those surveyed said that regulatory challenges will be the most important issue that they face over the next 12 months, 31 per cent reported that their department has already been targeted by a regulator for enforcement or investigation of an alleged regulatory violation. As companies expand across multiple jurisdictions, the WBLCA report suggests that the trend towards bulking up in-house teams might reflect CLOs' efforts to cover the expanding global compliance demands facing their companies.
Avoid Being Left Behind
As the industry changes the law firms are being left behind. To point to an analogy we heard from GCs: every year technologies become faster, more capable and smaller – all while driving the cost of the product down as the technologies mature.
Law firms have the opposite trend – it’s the same service with annual rate increase letter. In years past, it might have been effective, but there are new service models today.
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Legal Business Generation and Client Acquisition
Converting prospects into paying clients becomes far easier when you know who is actively searching for your services in your geographical region/or your particular expertise – and when you can quickly engage them.
Drive Legal Business Conversion Ratios
Working together to ensure new business success.Driving forward opportunities and developing the new business approach.
For each new business campaign we agree clear objectives for number of meetings, briefs identified and business won.
Legal Market Intelligence
WBLCA have developed Intelli as a new business tool, to provide in-house new business development teams with daily leads...